Tangy Peppery Goodness

Shrimp and Potatoes with Ají Amarillo Sauce

A spicy flavor packed take on a traditional Peruvian dish that's as easy and fast to put together as it is delicious. I used Doña Isabel Ají Amarillo Paste which could make just about any savory dish taste even more amazing.
5 from 1 vote
Course Main Course
Servings 2 Servings
Calories 465 kcal


For the potatoes

  • 2 large Yukon Gold potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • juice of half a lime
  • 1 tablespoon Ají Amarillo paste

For the shrimp

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger minced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 8 large 16/20 sized peeled, deveined, and uncooked shrimp
  • 1/2 medium red onion sliced thinly and divided into two batches
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 tablespoons cilantro roughly chopped
  • 2 Serrano peppers sliced thinly into rounds


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Cut potatoes into cubes and add them to a parchment lined baking dish. Drizzle with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Mix to coat and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Take the pan out of the oven and roughly mash the potatoes with a potato masher. Squeeze the lime over the top and drizzle with the ají amarillo paste, and mix thoroughly. Put the dish back in the oven for an additional 15 to 20 minutes or until the potatoes are cooked through.
  • While the potatoes are cooking, prep your vegetables and shrimp.
  • Heat the oil in a large pan over medium hight heat. Cook the ginger and garlic with the shrimp and half of the onions, stirring occasionally for 4 to 6 minutes, depending on how well done you like your shrimp. Add the butter and blend.
  • Remove potatoes from the oven when cooked, and lay them across the bottom of a platter or shallow bowl. Spread the shrimp mixture across the top of them, and garnish with the rest of the onions, cilantro, and Serrano pepper slices.
Keyword potatoes, shrimp
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2 thoughts on “Tangy Peppery Goodness”

  • 5 stars
    This sounds yummy! I like the ginger with the shrimp. I’m on a low carb diet, I wonder how this would be using cauliflower ?

    • I think it would work out well with cauliflower although I haven’t tried it. Perhaps try a little less of the ají amarillo to start in case for some reason it tastes more intense on cauliflower. Let me know how it turns out if you try it. Thanks!

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